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Renouncing Singapore Citizenship

Postby tcarrot » Fri, 03 Jun 2011 5:13 am

I am about to renounce my Singapore citizenship as i have just become the citizen of my new adopted country. I have read in a few places on the web that the renounciation process for women is much faster than for men. Does anyone have experience with this? What is the quickest length of time for one to receive a renounciation certificate (not sure if this is the right term)? Would appreciate any thoughts on this matter.

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Re: Renouncing Singapore Citizenship

Postby Mad Scientist » Fri, 03 Jun 2011 5:26 am

tcarrot wrote:I am about to renounce my Singapore citizenship as i have just become the citizen of my new adopted country. I have read in a few places on the web that the renounciation process for women is much faster than for men. Does anyone have experience with this? What is the quickest length of time for one to receive a renounciation certificate (not sure if this is the right term)? Would appreciate any thoughts on this matter.


If you are renouncing your SG citizenship, go to CAB ICA for doc papers. It will be send out to you via snail mail .

Once you recieved the papers, you have to get your newly acquired foreign citizenship/PP notarised by Public Notary or SG officials at their foreign Mission. Justice of Peace is NOT allowed to notarise these docs.

Return your Pink IC and SG PP together with the certified docs to CAB ICA.
It will take 6 weeks to process , you will received it via snail mail on that day it turns 6 weeks. Then withdraw your CPF monies by downloading the docs. The same process as above begins. It takes 3 weeks once they received the doc for vetting then on to the account department.
You should be able to see the monies in your local account on the 3rd week.
http://mycpf.cpf.gov.sg/CPF/my-cpf/Overseas/LivO9.htm

The speed is the same for either male or female. No diffs

What will hold it back if you have male child or fines or tax not submitted prior to renunciation. Anything to do with the gahmen agencies which makes you liable in the court of law in SG will hold back your renounciation. Or you are migrating to West Malaysia, you need to confirm you are not coming to SG . There is a 7 years self imposed banned if you are going to West Malaysia. (Do not worry it is not listed but this is the norm)

Is this crystal clear enough ? Good Luck
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Postby tcarrot » Fri, 03 Jun 2011 5:31 am

Many thanks for taking me through the process. Much appreciated.

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On CPF withdrawal after renouciation

Postby tcarrot » Sat, 04 Jun 2011 11:30 pm

Hello MS,

i read your reply on Sep 9, 2010 to a query about CPF - your advice to him was to take the renounciation note to go to the CPF Board to withdraw his CPF. Is it still true that the CPF board remits the funds directly right away to his/her account right away if the person goes to the CPF office in person?
Appreciate any insight on this. Many thanks.

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Re: On CPF withdrawal after renouciation

Postby Mad Scientist » Sun, 05 Jun 2011 1:44 am

tcarrot wrote:Hello MS,

i read your reply on Sep 9, 2010 to a query about CPF - your advice to him was to take the renounciation note to go to the CPF Board to withdraw his CPF. Is it still true that the CPF board remits the funds directly right away to his/her account right away if the person goes to the CPF office in person?
Appreciate any insight on this. Many thanks.


Yup if you are in town and holds a valid foreign travel documents. This is the quicker way. If you brought along all your foreign docs proofs, you can submit directly with CAB ICA at 4th Floor. Make sure they acknowledge all the docs. It will may be process same day or a week depends on their vetting itself. You provide them with a return local mobile number for them to contact you.
The letter will come in a form of stating that "we have accepted your renunciation doc. There will be no mention of you are no longer a Citizen of Singapore". This is enough and bring along that paper and proceed to CPF board. Once they verify you, it will take no longer than One Hour to process . Make sure you have a local bank book to show proof. POSB account does NOT need any verification. All other local banks need proof that you are the holder of account.
If you have HDB house, you need to sell it first before you can make the renunciation process possible as foreigners are not allowed to own HDB apartment

OK ?

Edited Type error .Look out for the RED BOLD. Sorry my bad
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Postby tcarrot » Sun, 05 Jun 2011 4:33 am

Many thanks for your guidance. Much appreciated.

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Renounciation Docs

Postby tcarrot » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 11:50 pm

Dear MS,
Re: Renounciation Documents

Sorry to trouble you but i have a quick question. Would it be possible to request to pick up renounciation document at ICA if i am in town about 6- 8 weeks later (which is about the time ICA takes to process the renounciation application) after i send in the renouciation forms? What do i need to show ICA in order to collect the renounciation document?

As a visitor on a foreign passport, how long will i be permitted to stay in Singapore?

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 07 Jul 2011 4:00 am

Not sure but I have done it at the foreign embassy for my mates and they do have those docs. so... I guess CAB ICA should have it if you have all the necessary docs. My best advise is to speak to the supervisor not the front line staff.
Make sure you have all you necessary docs notarise in originals and copies for them to keep and sight.If you can speak to Pang SY or Steve Chew at CAB ICA will be best but I cannot guarrantee they will entertain you.I find these people knows their stuff and no BS.
Just be aware if you are migrating to West Malaysia, you will be in for a long time process
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Thank you MS

Postby tcarrot » Thu, 07 Jul 2011 4:34 am

Thank you for your reply. I will include a note with my completed renounciation forms to ask if i could pick up the renounciation note from ICA when i visit Singapore. I am in the US. Thank you for all your tips and advice, MS.
You are much appreciated.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 07 Jul 2011 4:43 am

Hey no worries

You will have 90 days Standard bog visa from US. If border control gave you 30 days, request for 90 days . If they do not want to give you that and trying to show who is boss, just go E-Xtend at ICA website while you are here. Those border officer can be a Pain in the Arse at times
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Smooth process

Postby tcarrot » Wed, 14 Dec 2011 9:49 am

Hello MS,

I wrote to you several months ago about the renunciation process. I just wanted to let you know that the advice you gave is very sound. I followed your tips to a tee and it (the tips) has stood me in good stead. I travelled to Singapore about 6 weeks after i submitted the application. I went to ICA and spoke to the officer who processed my application. She was very kind and expedited my application. I collected the doc 2 weeks later.

Everything is completed now, a very smooth process indeed. Really appreciate your patience and advice. Many heartfelt thanks, MS.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:35 am

tcarrot,

Thanks for coming back here to let us know! It's really appreciated and MS will definitely appreciate it. I'm glad it all went according Hoyle! :cool:

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Renouncing Singapore Citizenship

Postby ca2005 » Sun, 15 Apr 2012 9:50 am

Hi SMS, Mad Scientist and all,

My son born as a Singaporean on 1994 and our family (including him) live in our new adopted country since 2005 and never return to Singapore. He has no plan to do NS in Singapore. Our family (including him) was granted citizenship in our adopted country on 2010.

Here is some of his background:

He left Singapore at the age of 10 years and 8 months.

He has a Singapore passport and valid till August 2007. We did not renew after it expired.

He has no NRIC. We did not apply for him.

He has no exit permit when he left Singapore on 2005.

We did not apply exit permit for him when he turn 13.

He did not register for NS when he turn 16.

He will be 18 end of this year (2012).

Can he renounce his Singapore citizenship now (at age 17, 2012) or he need to wait till age 21 (2015)?

Please advise the procedure for him to renounce his Singapore citizenship and have no issue with Singapore's law, MINDEF, NS and etc.

I hope he can visit his grandmother in Singapore after this is done.

Thank you everyone for your time and looking forward to your assistance.

ca2005

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Re: Renouncing Singapore Citizenship

Postby Mad Scientist » Sun, 15 Apr 2012 4:29 pm

ca2005 wrote:Hi SMS, Mad Scientist and all,

My son born as a Singaporean on 1994 and our family (including him) live in our new adopted country since 2005 and never return to Singapore. He has no plan to do NS in Singapore. Our family (including him) was granted citizenship in our adopted country on 2010.

Here is some of his background:

He left Singapore at the age of 10 years and 8 months.

He has a Singapore passport and valid till August 2007. We did not renew after it expired.

He has no NRIC. We did not apply for him.

He has no exit permit when he left Singapore on 2005.

We did not apply exit permit for him when he turn 13.

He did not register for NS when he turn 16.

He will be 18 end of this year (2012).

Can he renounce his Singapore citizenship now (at age 17, 2012) or he need to wait till age 21 (2015)?

Please advise the procedure for him to renounce his Singapore citizenship and have no issue with Singapore's law, MINDEF, NS and etc.

I hope he can visit his grandmother in Singapore after this is done.

Thank you everyone for your time and looking forward to your assistance.

ca2005


I would sincerely advise you to read Kraikks' Postings on this matter as it is rather concise.
Alternatively you can go thru SMS and my postings. Both of us treat individual cases base on their circumstances.
However you will have more on your plate that you bargain for . The issues are not only on renouncing rather the protocols of the whole shebang that you have to adhere.
Read up and if you still have ques, yell , we will try to help
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Renouncing Singapore Citizenship

Postby ca2005 » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 5:36 am

MS, thank you for your reply.


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